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City panel to vote on fate of four Queens high schools

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The city Panel for Educational Policy will vote in Brooklyn Monday night on proposals to either co-locate or phase out four Queens high schools.

The city Department of Education has proposed to reduce enrollment at Newtown and Flushing high schools beginning next year in order to make room to open new schools within the buildings focusing on immigrant students.

The DOE is also proposing to phase out the Business, Computer Applications and Entrepreneurship and Law, Government and Community Service high schools in the Campus Magnet building in Cambria Heights and replace them with a new school.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m.

The phase-out of South Jamaica’s PS 140 has been pulled off the table, and proposals to make significant changes at South Ozone Park’s JHS 226, South Jamaica’s JHS 8 and Laurelton’s PS 156 have been pushed back to the panel’s March 20 meeting.

The panel will also vote on a moratorium on school closings and phase-outs at its meeting at Brooklyn Technical High School, 29 Fort Greene Place.

Reach reporter Rich Bockmann by e-mail at or by phone at

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